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Podcasts from Franklin Oliver
The Cool Villains Podcast!
Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks
Student Walkout Podcast
Happy Birthday, Frederick Douglass!
Hiram Revels Podcast
America’s New Civil Rights Movement
Videos Worth Watching
Malcolm X on the Very Vicious Cycle of Poverty
Books To Explore
Interpreter of Maladies
Told by John Lewis, who Cornel West calls a “national treasure,” this is a gripping first-hand account of the fight for civil rights and the courage it takes to change a nation.
The Poet X
The Poet X, published March 6, 2018 by HarperTeen, is a young adult novel by Elizabeth Acevedo. Fifteen-year-old Xiomara, also known as "X" or "Xio," works through the tension and conflict in her family by writing poetry.
The Holocaust in American Life
The Holocaust in American Life is a book by historian Peter Novick published in 1999. His subject is not the Holocaust, but rather how it has been acknowledged, defined, and spread as an event which requires public remembrance.
The Sociopath Next Door
The Sociopath Next Door is a book dedicated to the personality disorder of sociopathy. It delves into the psychology of sociopaths, how they operate and manipulate, how they can harm us, and what we can do to protect ourselves.
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress is a 2018 book written by Canadian-American cognitive scientist Steven Pinker. It argues that the Enlightenment values of reason, science, and humanism have brought progress, and that health, prosperity, safety, peace, and happiness have tended to rise worldwide.
MOSAIC is the first collection of poetry from Franklin Oliver and the first book from Gayle Force Press. Primarily free form, MOSAIC is a blend of poems on memory, love and perspective. Reviewer Delores Thornton writes that MOSAIC is “an enticing body of work that covers a plethora of subjects.”